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Daytime Educational Support Group

Tuesday, August 9, 1:00 p.m.

“The Layers of Grief.”

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Evening Educational Support Group Meeting

Friday, August 12, 6:30 p.m.

“Dealing With Children, Whether Dependent or Adult, On Your Grief Journey.”

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Support Hands

Evening Educational Support Group Meeting

Thursday, August 18, 7:00 p.m.

“Who Am I Now? Widowed or Single: Increasing My Self Esteem.”

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Support Stones

Evening Educational Support Group Meeting – Pre-Retirement

Tuesday, August 23, 7:00 p.m.

“Dealing With Children, Whether Dependent or Adult, On Your Grief Journey.”

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Breakfast

Breakfast

Thursday, August 11, 9:00 a.m.

Swan Inn

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Lunch

Thursday, August 25, 1:00 p.m.

Cracker Barrel

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A Program of Help for Widowed Men and Women

The death of a spouse has been identified as one of the greatest stresses a person can experience. Coping with the emotional upheaval and social readjustment that this crisis brings can be overwhelming and incapacitating.

The purpose of Widowed Persons Service is to help people in the greater Grand Rapids area survive the death of a spouse and grow through the grief process. Through support groups, literature, outreach volunteers, and social events, WPS provides the support our greater society can lack. In this organization, we understand the devastation of grief and the tremendous silence a loss can leave behind. Many of our volunteers, board members, and staff are themselves widowed; we are empathetic to those we service.